CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Coast Guard recovers the body of a missing swimmer in Lake Erie.
30 year old Brad Ulman was reported missing near Ashtabula at about 2AM, June 23rd.
Coast Guard Station Ashtabula received notification from a 911 dispatch that Ulman had failed to re-surface after diving into the water from a 26-foot vessel, attempting to assist others climb aboard.
Coast Guard crews aboard two rescue boats and a helicopter spent the day searching for the 30-year-old Rome, Ohio man. Ohio Department of Natural Resources and local fire department personnel also participated in the search.
According to the reporting source, Ulman was not wearing a personal flotation device or lifejacket.
The Coast Guard reminds everyone that all recreational boats must carry one wearable personal flotation device for each person aboard. Any boat 16 feet and longer - except canoes and kayaks - must also carry one throwable PFD (Type IV PFD). The law states boaters must have a PFD onboard, but the Coast Guard recommends boaters wear their PFDs at all times when boating. It is much more difficult to locate, access or don a PFD at the moment an accident occurs.